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20 Best Gifts for Travel Lovers

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After spending the last year as a digital nomads, we have new insight on the best gifts for travel lovers.

From unique travel gifts to practical essentials, you’re sure to find something great. This gift guide for travelers unveils a curated selection of gift ideas that will elevate the experiences of those with a perpetual case of wanderlust.

I feel confident recommending the quality and usefulness of everything here because I personally own most of the things on this list.

Our goal in making this list of gifts for people who love to travel is to provide you with travel presents at every price point so you can give them something that they will really love.

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Best Gifts for Travel Lovers Under $25

A Packable Scarf is One of the Best Gifts for Travel Lovers

A neutral lightweight scarf for a trip to a place like Bali or Egypt, where a head covering is required for women, is such a great gift.

This lightweight scarf is a fantastic option for those seeking a thoughtful yet budget-friendly present. Whether you need stocking stuffers, a hostess gift, or gifts for teachers, this is perfect for sharing a little holiday spirit.

The variety of colors available ensures that there’s a shade to suit everyone’s taste. It’s a versatile fashion accessory that’s compact and perfect for travel.


Best Gifts for Travel Lovers Clever Fox Travel Planner & Journal

Travel Planner & Trip Journal

When I was young, my mom would buy me a travel journal for every trip. When I come across them now, I just love looking at the memories.

What’s great about this one is that it has pages to plan your itinerary, expenses, packing lists, journal for memories, and a bunch of bucket list travel ideas.

It’s one of the best gifts for people that like to travel. It’ll help them plan and document their journey, and they’ll cherish it forever.


Portable Mini Fan best travel accessories

Rechargeable Mini Portable Small Pocket Fan

A 3-in-1 Mini Pocket Fan is practical travel gift, especially for those exploring warm or humid destinations. It’s one of my favorite, inexpensive travel items that I pop into my bag for every trip.

Even with its compact size, it provides a refreshing breeze any time you need it. Additionally, it has a stand that you can place on a desk in your hotel room. And it doubles as a flashlight.

Plug it in to charge for up to 21 hours of cooling time or you can use it as a battery bank to charge other devices.

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Packable Tote Bag With Zipper

Packable Tote Bag With Zipper & Organizational Pockets

The packable tote bag is the quintessential gift for travelers seeking an extra convenient travel bag. This is the first item I unpack on every trip and use immediately.

The large 20L tote folds into the included compact pouch allowing it to be stored in your backpack, or suitcase. When you arrive at your destination, use it as a tote bag around town, a beach bag, or as an overflow bag.

Crafted from water-repellent and tear-resistant fabric, it guarantees durability for varied adventures.

The bag features 6 separate pockets, including a main zippered compartment, outer pockets for a water bottle or umbrella, and strategically placed front, slip, and back pockets, ensuring quick access to essentials.

Use it beyond travel for work, school, shopping, the gy, and more. This multipurpose tote is ideal as a Christmas gift for the ladies in your life.


International Travel Adapter Minimalist Travel Accessories

International Plug Adapter

An international plug adapter is the ultimate practical travel gift, offering seamless connectivity across more than 150 countries. Some adapters are missing important countries like Italy – but this baby has you covered!

Offering the ability to charge up to 6 devices simultaneously, it’s a powerhouse featuring 4 USB-A ports, 1 USB-C port, and 1 AC socket, catering to a wide array of devices—from iPhones to laptops, tablets, cameras, and more.

What truly sets this adapter apart is its focus on safety features. Certified by RoHS, CE, and FCC, it prioritizes the protection of traveler’s devices along with fast charging.

This adapter will be your best friend, especially when you can only find one decent plug in your room.


50 States, 5,000 Ideas

50 States 5,000 Ideas Coffee Table Book

A coffee table book full of trip ideas is always a great gift for any travel enthusiast. 50 States 5,000 Ideas offers a visual and informational journey across the diverse landscapes and experiences of the United States.

Bursting with stunning imagery, insider tips, and intriguing destinations, this book captures the essence of each state in the high quality and informative way that National Geographic brings to every project.

As a gift, it opens doors to endless possibilities and encourages exploration, making it the perfect companion for armchair travelers and those planning their next thrilling expedition.


Great Travel Presents Under $50

Fire TV Stick HD Best Travel Accessories

Amazon Fire TV Stick

I can’t recommend this enough as one of the best gifts for people who like to travel. It’s an absolute game changer.

Whether you travel in the USA or abroad, you can plug this in to any smart TV and have your own Netflix, Prime, and other streaming accounts instantly connected without logging in.

One of the best ways to use the Amazon Fire TV Stick, is with a Virtual Private Network (VPN). A VPN allows you to set your location in any country that you want.

In Europe you can watch as if you are in the US or if you are in the US and can’t find anything to watch, you can see what’s on TV in another country.

NordVPN is the most compatible service to use with the Amazon Fire TV Stick. It takes about 2 minutes to set it up and the VPN can be used on all your devices to protect your data too. Get 2 months free when you sign up for NordVPN.


Carry on Backpack 40L

Carry-On Travel Backpack

This is one of my favorite gifts for people that like to travel and I love this backpack so much, I bought two!

I am very passionate about the perfect travel backpack because it is such a huge difference maker on a trip.

This large travel backpack can expand from 40L to 45L providing versatility and functionality for globetrotters. Offering ample space for 3 to 7 days of travel or serving as an excellent extra carry-on backpack with space for a 17-inch laptop.

Its thoughtful design includes 4 packing cubes and a separate shoe bag, ensuring efficient organization for belongings. The multiple organizational pockets, including an anti-theft pocket at the back, prioritize both accessibility and security.

With its added luggage strap that attaches securely to a carry-on suitcase, this backpack embodies style, practicality and adaptability for travelers navigating diverse adventures.

The biggest problem you’re going to have is choosing between the 14 color choices because there are so many stylish options.


Crossbody sling bag for travel

Crossbody Sling Bag With Hidden Pocket

This Faux Leather Crossbody Sling Bag for Women, compact at 5.11″ x 7.48″ x 2.16″, embodies both style and functionality.

Despite its small size, it ingeniously offers ample space to accommodate essentials like a phone, keys, and credit cards.

What sets it apart is the thoughtful addition of an anti-theft back zip pocket, a secure sanctuary for precious items like a passport or money, providing travelers with peace of mind while navigating bustling streets.

Its stylish design, coupled with its practical features, makes it an ideal companion for those seeking both fashion and functionality in their travel accessories.

Check out the best anti-theft travel bags and best anti-theft backpacks for travel for even more gift ideas.


Joby Tripod

Joby Tripod

A Joby Tripod is an exceptional gift for any traveler, blending versatility and convenience in a compact package. We LOVE this tripod!

Its flexible legs can be bent and adjusted to grip onto various surfaces, enabling unique and steady shots in diverse settings—whether wrapping around a tree branch for a scenic nature shot or securing to a railing for a stable urban landscape photo.

Its lightweight, portable design makes it an invaluable tool for the adventurous photographer as well as travelers that use their phone as a camera.

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Carhartt Men's Tonal Patch Beanie

Carhartt Beanie

Everyone can use a beanie that will keep you warm on crisp mornings, chilly days, cold nights, and for activities. This Carhartt Beanie is a favorite for its high quality and simple style.

It comes in 14 colors so whether you need a gift for teens, mom, dad or anyone, this beanie is sure to be a hit.


Travel Sized Muscle Massager

Pocket Sized Muscle Massage Gun

A mini muscle massage gun is a unique travel gift for active travelers and arm-chair travelers alike.

Unlike big, heavy massage guns that are a pain to use, this little guy can fit in your pocket (or suitcase) to provide targeted muscle relief after long flights or adventurous days exploring new places.

With almost 10,000 reviews of people that love the ease of use, the quiet motor and compact size, this is a thoughtful and affordable present that will be much appreciated.


Apple Airtag

Apple AirTags

Another gift that’s not that expensive and super useful are Apple AirTags. You can put one on your keychain so you never lose your keys again. Put one inside your luggage so you can find your checked bag easily on the carousel.

They make a great stocking stuffer and if you buy them in a 4 pack, you’ll save quite a bit.


Compression Packing Cubes for Travel

Compression Packing Cubes

Packing cubes are one of my travel “must haves.” It’s the only way to keep any type of organization in your suitcase.

This is the set that I use personally. I start by packing them full and don’t use the compression. As I start having laundry, I fill the laundry bag and compress the cubes to make space. In the small bag, I roll up my puffer jacket and a hat.

At your destination, just put the cubes inside the hotel drawers to unpack.his is one of those perfect gifts for people who like to travel.


Scratch Off Map of The World

Scratch Off Travel World Wall Map

Another unique travel gift is a Scratch Off Travel World Wall Map. It serves as both decorative wall art and a personalized travel log.

This map allows travelers to proudly display their journeys by scratching off the gold foil overlay to unveil the places they’ve visited, revealing colorful and detailed geographical features underneath.

Whether hung in a home office or a living room, this 36 x 24 map becomes a visual testament to the incredible experiences and memories collected around the globe.

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More Gifts for People That Love to Travel

The rest of the list has more expensive items for your family and loved ones. Whether they are travel lovers who take a once-a-year trip or regular globetrotters, here are some more great gift ideas.

Gift Guide for Travelers

A Puffer Jacket is One of the Best Presents for Travel Lovers

Everyone needs a lightweight warm jacket for travel. The best reason to choose a puffer jacket is that they can be rolled up and stored in a small pouch. They are the perfect weight for the airplane and anywhere that has cool nights.

Patagonia Nano Puff Jacket for Women & Men’s Nano Puff Jacket

This Patagonia Nano Puff Jacket is the jacket I personally take with me on every trip. There’s also a Men’s Nano Puff Jacket. It is very lightweight and the perfect for chilly nights. You can layer under it or on top to add more warmth.

It’s more expensive than some other options but I love the eco-conscious Patagonia manufacturing and the quality justifies the cost. I’ve used a lot of other popular brands and this one has lasted the longest.


Amazon Essentials Puffer jacket

For a great travel present that doesn’t break the back, my mom uses this affordable puffer jacket that is a top seller on Amazon. She absolutely loves the fit, length, warmth, and how well it’s held up for the last year.


Coolife Luggage 3 Piece Set Suitcase Spinner Hardshell

3 Piece Hard Shell Spinner Set

Do you have a relative that’s still using a bag they have to drag behind themselves? Every traveler could always use new luggage, whether it’s a backpack, packing cubes for better organization or a new suitcase with the latest technology..

One of the keys to a successful trip is packing well. We’ve used this 3 Piece Hard Shell Spinner Set on big trips that require more luggage and it’s sturdy and reasonably priced. It comes in 15 color combos and has built-in TSA locks.

The set includes a 20 inch, 24 inch, and 28 inch lightweight, hard shell pieces with spinner wheels. The price is very affordable and although we just use the carry on size most, it’s still going strong 5 years later.


Coolife Weekender Suitcase Set

Weekender Luggage Set

This weekender set also makes a terrific gift for people who take short trips or that travel light like we do. This is my ideal luggage set up. It comes in 8 stylish color combinations and has the option of a tote bag or backpack.

  • 20’’ lightweight, hard shell carry-on with spinner wheels and a built-in TSA lock
  • Travel duffel bag (10.2″ x 9.4″ x 15.7″) made of water-resistant fabric with an expandable bottom section for shoes, sleeve to attach to carry-on bag, and multiple organizational pockets.
  • Matching toiletry bag

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Cool Electronics Gifts for Travelers

AirPods Electronics Travel Gifts

Apple AirPods Wireless Earbuds

Apple AirPods Wireless Earbuds need no introduction. It’s hard to walk down a street with our seeing them in someones ears.

It’s a perfect gift for yourself or for someone who doesn’t have them yet. It’s also one of those things that make a great upgrade gift if someone would really love a newer generation than their old ones.


GoPro Max 360

GoPro Max 360 Camera

For someone really special in your life a GoPro Max 360 is a 3-in-1 camera that will take action photography to a whole new level. It allows you to take 360 degree immersive videos and is perfect for adventure travelers.

The GoPro Hero 11 also makes a great gift. We always travel with a GoPro because they are waterproof, perfect for active ventures, can be attached to a helmet for a different video perspective and they’re small.

The quality and clarity of the images and video are absolutely amazing and a noticeable improvement from the iPhone.


Beauty Gifts for Travelers

Dual voltage is really important in other countries because curling irons and dryers can overload your Power Converter. This Travel Straightening Iron that Curls Hair too is small and dual voltage ( 110 or 220). Also compact and dual voltage is this Tourmaline Hair Dryer that folds. No one wants a melt down on an international trip!

Looking for great stocking stuffer ideas. This travel sized Morroccan Oil will keep your hair soft. A Silk Pillow Case is one of the best and smallest things you can pack to protect your hair and skin. Collagen Peptide Packets are portable and keep your hair and skin looking great.


Final Thoughts About This Gift Guide for Travelers

A lot of the items on this Gift Guide for Travelers are the actual gear I use when traveling. Check out my Favorite Travel Accessories for my “must haves” on every trip.

If you are looking for amazing trip ideas to get inspiration, check out all of the Evolista travel destinations.

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